4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2011 1:28 PM by monkified
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hi, i bought a imac 27" from the apple store yesterday, i already have a imac 24", when starting up the imac for the first time it asked me if i wanted to use migration assistant i said yes and restored my new imac from time capsule that i used for the 24", everything went fine, then on second thoughts i,m wanting to set my new imac 27" as a new computer, but it came with no install disks, ive looked in the electronic booklet and it says "go into utilites and select reinstall osx" ive been in utilites but this is not there, ive used software update and downloaded all the updates

any help is appreiciated

thanks kev

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Solved by baltwo on Oct 21, 2011 12:13 PM Solved

Restart, holding down CMD+R, select Disk Utility, wipe the HD, and install the OS. BTW, that action will require that you reset EVERYTHING on your new machine and reinstall all of your 3rd-party software. IMO, that's a waste of time. What you have now acts like the original and retains all of your settings and apps. Details in http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/ and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

Reply by baltwo on Oct 21, 2011 12:49 PM Helpful

All I can say is that my current installations all came from OS 9 and Jaguar. I've not attempted to clean them the past eleven years and have beta-tested every cat from Panther on, so cleaning, as a routine is a waste of time. What I do is follow the advice in these linked articles:


Mac Maintenance Quick Assist,
Mac OS X speed FAQ,
Speeding up Macs,
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Get set up,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Rev up your routines,
Maintaining OS X
Five Mac maintenance myths, and
Myths of required versus not required maintenance for Mac OS X

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